Post by Captain Ginyu on Apr 22, 2020 12:47:26 GMT
Name: Scavenger Hunt Requirements: 3,000 WC Minimum Rewards: 1,000z | 200 XP | 500 SP | 2 TP Description: Dr Briefs lost 25 Hoi-Poi capsules while conducting atmospheric experiments from his ship. Find them, and return them to Dr Briefs.
Post by Captain Ginyu on Apr 22, 2020 16:04:26 GMT
Capain Ginyu was hard at work with his training, working very hard to try and increase his power even further, beyond even his current level of power. As strong as he was right now, he knew that he would need to increase his power even more if he had any desire to become the perfect soldier for the PTO. He still had gaps in his power that he needed to unlock, and he wouldn't rest up until he achieved the true power that he was capable of. He was already so far along with how much power he needed, but he wasn't close to being done yet. There was still a little bit more power left for him to achieve, and he wouldn't stop until he unlocked it.
As he continued to go on with his training, he was suddenly interrupted when a chime from the speakers let him know that the AI wanted to speak to him. This caused him to sigh with irritation, but he mentally prepared himself for whatever the blasted thing wanted to talk to him about. He's steadily grown a passionate dislike for the highly flawed and experimental AI since it made a lot of mistakes and did a lot of dumb things, but alas his rescue mission was meant to be top secret. He couldn't bring any low-ranked soldiers with him, even though he would have preferred to do so. Alas he couldn't do that, and therefore would have to get along with the artificial crew member as well as he could despite how much he disliked it.
"What do you want, AI? I'm in the middle of a very important training session" he said in an irritated manner, not really wanting to speak to the annoying artificial crew member considering how much it annoyed him. The AI showed no ability to recognize that he was irritated by it talking to him, not that Captain Ginyu expected it to do so. If it had the ability to recognize his irritation, it would likely just go away and leave him to his own devices instead of interrupting him like it tended to do what seemed like multiple times each day. The AI spoke up in it's monotone voice, letting him know what was up.
"I am receiving some kind of transmission from a signal that seems to be a distress signal of some kind. Would you be interested in hearing what it has to say?" the AI said to him, and this caused Captain Ginyu to scrunch the ridge of his brows close together in thought. He normally wouldn't be interested in dragging this mission out longer than necessary, but the long travel time was so dreadfully boring to him. If things kept taking so long like it was, than he would need something to keep him even a little bit entertained until he reached his destination. Perhaps this would be another one of those wonderful distractions or side missions he could partake in.
Sure while part of him wanted to ignore the message and just continue on his way, the long travel time was really a drag and he needed something to pass the time. While all the training he was doing would help him out some, there was only so much training he could take within a short span of time. He'd welcome something to distract him from the monotony of all the traveling he was doing, as even the training he was doing got dull after doing so much of it. Figuring he had nothing left to lose by at least hearing what this emergency transmission was trying to broadcast, he decided to let the message play. So after taking some deep breaths to get air back into his lungs, he spoke up.
"I'll accept hearing this transmission, AI. Go ahead and play it" he said as he exited the training room and entered the control room so he could put the emergency transmission on the main monitor of the ship in order to get the best sound and possibly even video quality. Once he entered the control room and said that, the AI sent the emergency transmission right on through and brought up the video image of some elderly gentleman. He was clearly a scientist of some sort, albeit not one Captain Ginyu could recognize. This caused him to clutch his chin in thought as he sat down and stared at the image.
"My name is Dr. Briefs, and I am a scientist from the Planet Earth. I was doing some experiments on my world's atmosphere using my ship, and pressing the wrong button blasted some of my precious capsules off into deep space. Thankfully I had special trackers stored on every part of my ship in the event something fell off and got sent into deep space. I am willing to send a hefty reward to anyone who can send these capsules, and accepting the probe broadcasting this message can be installed into your ship that can help you find the capsules. Please install the probe into your ship if you accept this mission" said the repeating message of this Dr. Briefs character.
What he heard caused the eccentric body snatcher's brow ridge to raise up in surprise and curiosity. He wasn't expecting a message from a planet so far away from PTO space like Earth to have some kind of emergency transmission this deep into space. If this transmission was legitimate, than he was very sure that he may have just found the mission he needed to help him occupy his time. There was a chance that it might be a trap of some kind, but a scientist from the planet Earth so far out here seemed very weird to the elite PTO soldier. He was willing to bet that this transmission was actually legitimate, which meant he likely had a new side mission he could do.
"AI, please bring the probe into the ship, I think I'll start collecting these capsule things the scientist was talking about in the emergency message" said Captain Ginyu as he noticed the signal of the probe appearing on the ship's radar. The radar showed that the probe was very close to the ship, which meant they wouldn't have to go very far to collect it and then begin this little gathering mission through space. The AI let out a verbal acknowledgement to showcase it understood the order that was given to it, and brought the probe into the cargo bay with a tractor beam. Once the probe was inside of the ship, Captain entered the cargo bay and freed the capsule tracker from it's module. He then whistled a merry tune to himself as he entered the control room again and started installing the capsule tracking module into the navi-computer.
As soon as the capsule tracking module was installed into navi-computer, blips started appearing in various locations in the galaxy that showed off where all the capsules were. Judging by their coordinates, all of them were floating in the middle of space rather than landing on any planets or moons. That made a lot of sense, because they would likely be destroyed upon entering the gravity well of any massive object in space. This meant that they would be very easy to collect them all and then send them back to Earth. Of course the question for right now was should he bother helping any citizen of Earth, considering the PTO had some enemies on that planet.
Although he was admittedly very leery on the idea of helping out anyone from Earth, the planet was too far away from PTO Space for them to be of any threats. He could always check these capsules for himself and see if they contained anything that could be used against the empire once he obtained them. If they turned out to not be anything of note, than he would have no issue with sending them back to Earth and getting some kind of good reward for his actions. More than happy to have more money than he had right now, he decided that he was going to accept this mission and go on a scavenger hunt of sorts. It wasn't like he had anything to lose from doing so.
"AI, change coordinates to start following these capsules floating around in space. I want to collect them all as quickly as possible and get some excitement going around here. I need some entertainment quite badly, and I could always use more money than what I currently have" he said to the ship's artificial crew mate. The AI let out a monotone reply in to which it acknowledged the order given to it and then changed the course of the ship to start heading towards the coordinates as to which the first capsule was located. Meanwhile, Captain Ginyu settled down in one of the seats in the control room so he could relax and distract himself with news reports involving things going on in PTO space.
This trip might take a while, at least if he were to take the coordinates of all the different capsules that were dotted around this part of the galaxy. There are 25 different blips all floating around in different locations in the North Galaxy, though conveniently they would all take him closer to Planet Pythios. The odds of them all doing that were unbelievably low, but it still happened, and it therefore would mean he wouldn't take extra time doing all of this like he has had to do with the other side tasks he keeps getting distracted by. Ah well, he still would have done this little side mission even if it resulted in him taking longer to reach his destination. He would get a lot of training time and shake off the rust that was on him in terms of completing missions.
Getting to the first five capsules thankfully didn't take that long, but that was mainly because he had top quality fuel and the best engines one could ever buy. Both of those tasks made getting to the first five capsules a complete breeze, which Captain Ginyu was thankful for. Heck he didn't even have to leave the ship in order to the collect them, the AI would just use the tractor beam to pull the capsules in, and then store them away in the same storage container. He was so glad he had a cargo bay installed onto the ship as well, it saved him a lot of time as well as gave him more room to move around in the ship. If Vasha were here, she would be shouting exclamations about all the new room that was now on the ship.
"The first five capsules in the galaxy have been collected, Captain Ginyu. Moving in to collect the next five capsules" the AI said to him in it's robotic, emotionless tone of voice. This made the eccentric body snatcher smirk with glee, because he could tell by the time that this detour wouldn't make him later to collect Lady Levi by a great portion. If it did make him much later than he anticipated though, he was willing to bail on this little side task and just continue on his way. As it was right now, he was fine with this little scavenger hunt since it would give him a little more time to train before he reached Planet Pythios. Heck he could tell by the location of the ship, according to the navi-computer anyway, that they were about to collect the next five capsules.
He watched through the main screen in the control room of the ship that the tractor beam started rounding up the capsules and started pulling them into the cargo bay, like the last five they obtained. Captain Ginyu thought that was very good, the speed as to which the collection was taking place actually turning out to be much faster than he thought it would take. If he hadn't made that stop for fuel and to add things onto his ship back when he was traveling with Vasha, he couldn't even imagine how much longer this would take. The progress was utterly immense though, and he could see that via both glancing at the electronic clock, the coordinates of the ship in comparison to Planet Pythios, and how quickly the capsules were being scooped up. Oh yes he was very pleased with how quickly this entire side mission was being wrapped up.
He figured that this would be over very quickly, so long as the damned AI didn't glitch out and do something stupid that would jeopardize the mission again. It's already done so a number of times before over the course of his time in space, it was glitching up even when he first left Frieza I. Boy was he going to give the scientists an earful over how much more work they needed to put into refining the AI crew member. It still had so many things wrong with it, but he already had some inkling of that when the scientists told him it hadn't been fully tested yet.Oh well, lessons learned for next time.
"The next five capsules are being collected as we speak, Captain Ginyu" said the AI, alerting the eccentric body snatcher after he zoned out and started thinking deeply about what his next would be once he was done with this little scavenger hunt through. Provided nothing came up, he would be able to head directly to Planet Pythios and rescue the Emperors Consort without any issues on his end. Well, more specifically anymore significant issues as smaller issues were bound to happen with a glitchy, experimental AI crew mate controlling everything. It pleased the elite soldier immensely that this process wasn't taking as long as he anticipated he would, but he would stay here in the control and keep watch to make sure the AI didn't mess things up. He hated having to micromanage everything the AI did for a task like this, but he'd rather not destroy any capsule.
"Excellent progress, AI. Keep this worth ethic up, and I can see we'll be done in no time" said the dedicated elite, offering some rare genuine praise over how efficiently the artificial crew mate was working at this task. It performed every task Captain Ginyu asked it to do, but it rarely did anything with a great deal of competence. It messed something up more times than it accomplished something, but they were mostly smaller screw ups rather than massive mistakes. The rare times it messed up immensely, would be letting those ugly and stupid Pakled creatures sneak onto the ship without informing the elite soldier about their presence.
He must have zoned out again, because he was surprised when the AI spoke up once more.
"All of the capsules have been collected, Captain Ginyu" it said to him, causing the body snatcher to smirk with a great sense of glee. He was glad that this little collection mission went a lot faster than he was expecting it to, and both the time displayed as well as the coordinates of the ship indicated they barely lost any time or fuel in regards to their ability to reach Planet Pythios while Lady Levi still lived. He had to admit that as annoying as it was to micromanage everything the AI was tasked with doing, it got things done a great deal faster and with enhanced efficiency than if he trusted it to do everything itself.
Now that all of the capsules have been retrieved, he went into the cargo bay where the transmission probe was, and started reading the data about how it also worked as a deep-space capsule retrieval pod. Opening the slots on the device that showed him where to store the capsules, he started placing the gathered capsules into the slots one by one. He was very delicate with them the whole time, as he figured they had some manner of importance and he didn't want to fail this mission. Sure it wasn't a mission given to him by the PTO, but he still wanted to complete it with as much efficiency as he did with all other missions. Once all the capsules were stored away, he read the next part that indicated he had to take the tracking device he planted into the navi-computer back into the probe so it could then go blasting off right back to this Dr. Briefs character.
Knowing how to do this task himself, he entered the control room and slid the tracking device out of his ship's navi-computer. Now that it was out of his ship, he inserted it back into the emergency probe, and watched as the thing started to turn on. Exiting the cargo bay, Captain Ginyu made sure to seal the door shut so that the rest of the ship wouldn't be exposed to the vacuum of space once the probe was ejected. He then entered the control room again, sat back in the main seat and spoke up.
"AI, eject the probe into space so that it go back to it's owner" the eccentric body snatcher commanded. The artificial crew mate let out a verbal acknowledgement of his order, and changed the camera view to watch as the probe was ejected from the ship and flew back off to Planet Earth.
When that was done, he noticed that the funds for his galactic bank account inflated a bit since he gave some of the details of his account information over to the probe when it asked for it. Captain Ginyu was glad he got that done, because he was a bit richer now and could continue on his main mission. Letting out a sigh of elation and relief that this side task was completed a lot faster than he expected it to, the eccentric soldier made his way back into the training room, and got back to the training he was doing before the AI interrupted him.